Another Species Threatened by Climate Change: Your Morning Cup of Coffee

You’ll probably still be sipping coffee 30 years from now, but if the world keeps warming at the current pace, expect it to be a lot more expensive and not nearly as good. If left unchecked, climate change could cut in half the amount of land suitable for growing coffee beans by 2050, according ... Read & React

Force Yourself to Think Differently By Asking This Question

by Dan Helfrich

In the 1950s, professional basketball was experiencing a crisis. Scoring was low—so low in fact that in 1954, the Fort Wayne Pistons defeated the Minneapolis Lakers, 19-18, in the officially lowest scoring NBA game. Why? Back then, teams could hold onto the ball until time ran out. One team would ... Read & React

How Branding Can Transform Government Customer Service

by Dannielle Blumenthal Federal communicator and co-founder, All Things Brand

On Sept. 2, NextGov ran a story about the 2016 edition of Forrester Research's Customer Experience Index. The report will cost you $499 to purchase but the article highlights what for me is the main point:  The federal government finished dead last among 21 major industries, and had five of the ... Read & React

Study: Women Ask for Raises as Often as Men — They Just Don't Get Them

by Jenny Anderson

It’s a well-worn trope that women are paid less than men because they aren’t as aggressive in asking for raises. They are more concerned with fitting in, goes the argument, and they don’t want to be perceived as overly demanding. In short, it’s women that are the problem, not their bosses. But a ... Read & React

Why a Four-day Workweek is Not Good For Your Health

by Allard Dembe Professor of Public Health, The Ohio State University

Many employers and employees love the thought of a four-day workweek. Supposedly, a four-day work schedule allows workers extra time to pursue leisure activities and family togetherness. Spurred on by visions of spending more time at the beach, many people are now encouraging businesses to adopt ... Read & React

Four Tips to Gain Influence in Your Organization

Let’s face it: few of us relish navigating politics in the workplace. Even the phrase “corporate politics” evokes power-hungry managers plotting their rise to the top. So it may be no surprise that many of us prefer to avoid the fray, trusting that our performance alone will lead to success down ... Read & React

The Complete Guide to Cycling to Work

by Marta Cooper and Cassie Werber

Crowded, sweaty subways. Delayed buses. Canceled trains. The general aura of pre-work angst. In cities around the world, the morning trek to the office via public transport is far from invigorating. It doesn’t have to be this way. Cycling to work is often faster and cheaper than taking public ... Read & React

To Be a Good Manager, You First Need to Manage Your Ego

by Dana W. White

Sitting across from Carlos Tavares, the chief executive officer of PSA Peugeot Citroen, he explained how he uses his love of race car driving to keep his ego in check. I’d worked with Mr. Tavares for more than a year when he left his position as chief operating officer of the Renault Group to ... Read & React

There’s a Productive Way to Approach Wasting Time Online

There is a productivity-destroying epidemic infiltrating workplaces across the world, and chances are you’re guilty of it. It’s called “cyberloafing”—the act of wasting time on the Internet while on the clock—and much like work itself, it’s bleeding into people’s personal lives. Whether it’s ... Read & React

The Single Best Tool to Make You a Better Leader

There are seemingly endless opportunities to waste our time in search of improved productivity, increased creativity and higher quality in our personal and working lives. The buffet of apps for our devices and ubiquitous articles offering tips to help us conquer our personal drift toward entropy ... Read & React

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